Need to learn how to select, plant, irrigate, manage pests, or maintain your fruit trees? Not sure where to begin? This three-hour workshop is for you.
UC Santa Cruz's Center for Agroecology and Sustainable Food Systems is pleased to present this informative workshop with expert orchardist Matthew Sutton. Sutton founded Orchard Keepers (www.orchardkeepers.com), a Santa Cruz-based company that specializes in orchard design, installation and maintenance.
Attendees will learn the basics of how to select and plant fruit trees, maintain trees, and increase their backyard orchard's yield. Please note that a separate workshop focused on winter pruning will take place at the UCSC Farm on February 2 (see casfs.ucsc.edu for details).
The University of California Santa Cruz's Center for Agroecology and Sustainable Food Systems researches, develops, and advances sustainable food and agricultural systems that are environmentally sound, economically viable, socially responsible, nonexploitative, and serve as a foundation for future generations. Information available online: http://casfs.ucsc.edu/
Wear warm clothes and bring a snack.
Admission payable at the door or in advance online at : http://fruittree101.brownpapertickets.com/
Friends of the Farm & Garden members - $20
General Public - $30
UCSC students - $5
Please note: In case of heavy rain, the class will be rescheduled to Saturday, January 12, 2013